Pre-Election Forum - The Sector
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Pre-Election Forum

April 5, 2022 - April 5, 2022

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Politicians in attendance will be:

Amanda Rishworth (ALP)

Stuart Robert (Acting Minister for Education and Youth) NB: Mr Robert has been invited but has not yet confirmed attendance

Mehreen Faruqi (Australian Greens)


The forum is an opportunity to ask our politicians:


  • How they plan to address chronic workforce shortages in education and care
  • How they will ensure that all children will have access to high quality early education and care


The forum is not just about listening to politicians. It’s an opportunity for them to listen to you.


After you register, we will email you a link where you can tell us what’s working and what isn’t in early education and care.


  • What needs to be done to ensure all children can access high quality education and care, no matter where they live or how much their family earns?
  • How can we ensure all children get the best start in life, including those who require more support than others?
  • What needs to be done to ensure every education and care service is meeting National Quality Standards?
  • How can we improve pay and conditions for the education and care workforce without passing costs on to parents by way of increased fees?
  • A skilled workforce and attractive career paths are crucial, given education and care staff play a vital role in shaping Australia’s children. How do we encourage staff to stay?
  • How do we grow what works – community managed, not for profit education and care?


Based on your responses, we will put questions forward to the politicians attending the forum. Media will be invited to attend, so that our voices can be shared far and wide.


The election hasn’t been called yet, but we know it’s coming. Now is the time to shine a light on our sector and push for the changes we need.



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